LibriVox recording of Silas Marner by George Eliot.
Read by Tadhg
Reputed as Eliot’s favourite novel Silas Marner is set in the early years of the 19th century. Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small congregation in Lantern Yard. Falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he leaves his home and lives a solitary life near the village of Raveloe. Dedicating his life to weaving and hoarding gold for the next fifteen years, circumstances beyond his control shape his destiny and help to restore his faith in humanity.(Summary by T.Hynes)
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March 16, 2019 Subject:
Tadhg is a masterful reader.
The story is very good. Silas becomes a miser, simply because it's the only thing he has that he can care about. But his world is turned upside down twice: once when his most beloved is taken from him, and then when he is given another, better beloved.
The side story about the two brothers is also masterful.
November 22, 2014 Subject:
The reader is great. His accent comes close to what would probably have been the accent of the characters. The book itself is a joy as well.
Reviewer:Donald R Miller
August 16, 2013 Subject:
Same Opinion as Peter B, Great Book and a Great Reading
So why did he give it four stars instead of five?
This is the best reading I've come across yet from Librivox. Simply awesome.
May 15, 2012 Subject:
A Great Book and a Great Reading
I had read (or at least been ordered to read) this novel in grade school, and remembered hating it. I am so glad I gave it another chance these many years later. A heartfelt, insightful, and touching story that picks up in pace as it goes along. The reader is masterful and has a delightfully engaging accent and great sensitivity to the text. I highly recommend this novel and this reading, especially as an introduction to George Eliot's works.